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Khalifah the Fisherman of Baghdad

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1897 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Letchford, Albert, born 1866 - died 1905 (artist)
    H. S. Nichols Ltd. (printers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photogravure

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    SP.359:46

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 89, shelf 13

Physical description

Photogravure illustrating a scene from 'One Thousand and One Nights', also known as 'Arabian Nights'. Most plates signed LETCHFORD.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1897 (made)

Artist/maker

Letchford, Albert, born 1866 - died 1905 (artist)
H. S. Nichols Ltd. (printers)

Materials and Techniques

Photogravure

Marks and inscriptions

Letchford
Signed

Dimensions

Height: 59.7 cm Size of portfolio cover, Width: 45.4 cm

Descriptive line

Photogravure entitled 'Khalifah the Fisherman of Baghdad', by Albert Letchford from a deluxe edition entitled 'A Series Of Seventy Original Illustrations To Captain Sir R. F. Burton's "Arabian Nights" And A Portrait Of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton K.C.M.G., F.R.G.S., Etc. Etc. reproduced From The Original Pictures In Oils Specially Painted By Albert Letchford'. Great Britain, 1897.

Production Note

Two hundred and fifty copies of the Choice Edition de Luxe were issued, numbered 31 to 280. SP359 is not numbered, probably because it originally belonged to the Letchford family; see Searight Archive for provenance.
See also SD578.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Photogravure

Subjects depicted

Illustration; Arabian; Fishermen

Categories

Illustration; Prints; Photographs

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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